Micah Ballard, Administrative Director
Prospective students can obtain more information by attending an info meeting, open house, or graduate fair. Individual visits can be scheduled by contacting the MFA in Writing office.
All new students begin the program with a required weekend orientation in mid-August before the start of the fall semester.
The curriculum is composed of 33 required units, which includes four workshops, five seminars, and two semesters of thesis work. It takes slightly over two and a half years to complete the program. Please visit the the Office of Graduate Admission for the College of Arts and Sciences Financial Aid and Tuition page. The cost per unit is frozen for MFA students for the 29 months that it takes to complete the program.
If you're interested in financial aid for:
Yes. For more information, visit our Financing Your Education page.
We offer TAships in conjunction with undergraduate English courses. Although the number varies each semester, usually 8–12 positions are available.
Many of our students work full-time, and some lighten their professional workload in anticipation of school/writing.
Please visit our How to Apply page.
Former applicants are eligible to reapply. You will need to submit a new online application form, statement of purpose, writing sample, and resume. The Office of Graduate Admissions will have your transcripts and letters of recommendation from the previous year.
Please visit the USF Housing page.